Food Assistance Fact Sheet (September 21, 2017)
|Post date||Thursday, 12 October, 2017 - 08:38|
|Document Type||Periodic Monitoring Report|
|Content Themes||Humanitarian Response Planning, Response type, Emergency Response, Agriculture, Livestock, Livelihoods, Food Assistance, Food Security|
Poverty and armed conflict in parts of Nigeria contribute to high levels of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition. As of August 2017, conflict in northeastern Nigeria had displaced more than 1.7 million people within the country and forced nearly 205,000 people to flee into neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, straining food resources in the region.
Boko Haram-related violence and large-scale displacement have disrupted income-generating activities such as agriculture, reducing household purchasing power and access to food. Populations in areas of northeastern Nigeria inaccessible to humanitarian assistance and markets are in dire conditions.